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There are sev­eral re­gional map­ping projects sim­i­lar to this month’s top spot – such as hull­blitz.org and the county-wide Buck­ing­hamshire sur­vey Bombs Over Bucks ( bit.ly/1LZKzxd). There’s also an Ord­nance Sur­vey blog on a map­ping col­lab­o­ra­tion with Southamp­ton City Ar­chives ( ord­nancesur­vey.co.uk/ blog/2010/11/map­ping-the-southamp­ton-blitz-70-years- on).

Wikipedia has many pages re­lated to Se­cond World War air raids and it’s worth fol­low­ing the Ref­er­ences and Fur­ther Read­ing trail for more in­for­ma­tion. The Baedeker Blitz, for ex­am­ple, was a se­ries of at­tacks on English cities of cul­tural rather than mil­i­tary sig­nif­i­cance, in re­sponse to Bomber Com­mand’s raid on the me­dieval port of Lübeck in March 1942. The Wikipedia page ( en. wikipedia.org/wiki/ Baedek­er_ Blitz) leads to archived BBC ar­ti­cles, eye­wit­ness ac­counts from the Peo­ple’s War ar­chive and York Air Raids ( yorkair­raids. word­press.com).

Myun­cle­fred.blogspot.co.uk is a blogged Blitz di­ary that was kept by Lon­doner Fred French, of 66 Chest­nut Road, Raynes Park. He writes a lot about the weather and the price of meat, but us­ing the tags you can iso­late ref­er­ences to bombs, raids, fly­ing bombs and more.

You can find out more about raids on Nor­wich ( george­plun­kett.co.uk/ Web­site/raids.htm), Bris­tol ( bris­tol­blitzed.org and maps.bris­tol.gov.uk/knowyour­place), Portsmouth ( portsmouth­blitz.co.uk) and, the most heav­ily bombed city out­side Lon­don, Liverpool ( liv­er­pool­mu­se­ums.org. uk/mar­itime/ex­hi­bi­tions/blitz/blitz.aspx and liv­er­pool­blitz70.co.uk).

Education Scot­land has this page on the Clyde­bank Blitz ( ed­u­ca­tion­scot­land.gov.uk/scot­land­shis­tory/20thand21st cen­turies/world­warii/clyde­bankblitz), which in turns leads to the West Dum­bar­ton coun­cil page on the sub­ject. You can also try re­mem­ber­ingscot­landat­war.org.uk to find out more about this and the Greenock Blitz.

Other use­ful web­sites in­clude Fly­ing Bombs and Rock­ets ( fly­ing­bomb­san­drock­ets.com), Greater Manch­ester Blitz Vic­tims ( greater­manch­esterblitzvic­tims.co.uk), the 20th Cen­tury Lon­don page ( 20th­cen­tu­ry­lon­don.org.uk/blitz), and Coven­try at War ( fam­i­lyre­searcher.co.uk/Coven­try-At-War/Coven­tryAt-War.html), which has an in­dex to vic­tims.

Fi­nally, there’s more in­for­ma­tion about TNA’s bomb census sur­vey records at na­tional ar­chives.gov.uk/ help-with-your­re­search/re­searchguides/bom­b­cen­sus-sur­veyrecords-1940-1945.

The Ord­nance Sur­vey blog map site for the Blitz in Southamp­ton

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